Definition: Percentage of children ages 0-17 with special health care needs whose parents stopped or cut back on work to care for their child, by race/ethnicity.
Data Source: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (Dec. 2012).
Footnote: Children with special health care needs are defined as those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. The "Other" category includes American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, and
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. These groups are not presented
separately due to small sample sizes. In 2009-10, "Other" was expanded
to include multiracial children, too; thus, use caution in comparing the
“Other” group over time.